Industry in Brantford is built upon the fusion of innovation and manufacturing. Our long history of advancement began with Alexander Graham Bell and the telephone in 1876. Since then, our manufacturers and innovators have contributed to and embraced new technologies and techniques that push the limits of production processes.

Brantford is centrally located in one of the most innovative regions of the world. Due to our unique proximity to leading universities and innovation centres, companies in Brantford are able to tap into research and advanced manufacturing techniques in fields such as automotive manufacturing and automation.

Advanced manufacturing includes the development or adoption of cutting-edge technologies that demonstrate a commitment to product, process, and technological innovation. Advanced manufacturers are found in virtually all manufacturing industries and sectors.

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2100 workers

Over 2,100 workers employed in the industry locally, with access to many more.

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1.85M sq. ft.

1.85 million square feet / 172,400 square metres of advanced manufacturing space locally, and growing.

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22 companies

Home to 22 advanced manufacturing companies.

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400 kilometres

At the centre of a 400 km / 250 mile corridor of the world’s richest concentration of auto resources.

We are proud of the many companies in this sector that call Brantford home. Below are some additional sectoral highlights.

Spotlight: Mitsui High-tec (Canada) Inc.

Mitsui High-tec (Canada) Inc. logo

Mistui High-tec (Canada) Inc. site

Mitsui High-tec (Canada) Inc.

Investment: $65 million
Total Size
: 104,000 square feet / 9,700 square metres
Total Employees: 46

We explored several areas in North America, ultimately we selected Brantford as a location for a number of reasons including the fact that it is economically competitive and its location is ideal which is crucial for our operation to grow. We are very appreciative of the strong support we have received from our government partners including the Brantford Economic Development and Tourism Department.

Yasunari Mitsui, President & Representative Director, Mitsui High-tec, Inc.

Industry facts and figures
Local statistics

The Advanced Manufacturing sector in Brantford is a significant contributor to our local economy. Below are some key figures from our 2018 Industrial Survey.

  • Companies: 22 companies (estimated)
  • Total size : 1.85 million square feet or 172,000 square metres (estimated)
  • Employees: 2,100 people (estimated)
Major employers
Major employers


Square Feet

Square Meters

Total Jobs

Apotex Pharmachem Inc. 192,000 17,800 380
Bowman Precision Tooling 57,000 5,300 65
Hartmann Canada 160,000 14,900 180
L.C. Bakery Equipment Services  50,000 4,600 29
Massilly North America 207,317 19,300 95
Mitsui High-tec (Canada) Inc. 104,000 9,700 46
Mott Manufacturing Limited 221,000 20,500 320
Samuel Metal Blanking 150,000 13,900 115
Tigercat Industries Inc. 75,500 7,000 289
Zamboni & Co. Ltd. 45,000 4,200 25
Recent investments
Recent investments


Investment Size
square feet (square metres)

Investment Jobs

Investment Value ($)

 Samuel, Son & Co., Limited 37,000 (3,440) TBD $18.5 Million

NA: not available/applicable.

TBD: to be determined.

Note: investment values may be land purchases, building expansions, facility renovations, or equipment purchases. Jobs, values, and sizes do not necessarily correlate or represent a fixed ratio.

Sector Profile (PDF)

Below is our sector profile summarizing much of the information on this page. Available in different languages, these documents are sharable and printable in PDF format.

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